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The week ahead, w/c 12 November 2018

Mantas Vanagas
Grant Lewis
  • Brexit negotiations and Italian budget will probably keep financial markets on their toes this week, but the economic data flow will be worth following too.

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Morning comment: FOMC, RBA and Japan, euro area & UK data releases

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Emily Nicol
  • As expected, the Fed announcement signalled no changes to the policy outlook, which weighed on sentiment in Asian markets.  Japanese consumption and French IP were weaker in September, while the UK data focus will be Q3 GDP. 

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Morning comment: Japan machine orders, China and German trade

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Emily Nicol
  • Today’s data focus was on the machine orders data from Japan and the China trade figures, while the FOMC policy announcement is set to be a non-event.

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Morning comment: US elections, Japan and Kiwi labour market

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Emily Nicol
  • US mid-term election results indicate that the Democrats regained control of the House, but the GOP maintained its majority in the Senate.

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Morning comment: Japan spending, German factory orders & RBA

Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • A mixed reaction in Asian markets ahead of the US mid-term elections. The RBA predictably left policy unchanged, while Japan’s spending declined sharply in September and German factory orders contracted in Q3. 

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